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Manslaughter Charge Dropped Against Alabama Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant | The New York Times

Farah Stockman, The New York Times in Alabama said on Wednesday that they were dropping a manslaughter charge against a woman over the death of the fetus she was carrying when she was shot in the belly, in a case that stirred national outrage. Likewise, Negro Spirituals and the black gospel tradition are legendary—birthing such towering figures as Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke. But that history has often been turned into stereotype, an easy reference for down-home authenticity. Divorced from their roots, easy evocations of African American gospel glide over a complex tapestry of syncretism and synchronicity, innovation and preservation, […]

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Florida sues drugstores Walgreens and CVS for alleged role in opioid crisis | The Guardian Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.

Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.

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It never gets easy, says mom who just lost her third son to gun violence | Jenice Armstrong | The Inquirer – Philly.com

Jenice Armstrong , The Inquirer – Philly.com Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio. Featured Image can’t imagine what it’s like to lose even one child. Quana Garner of West Philly has lost not one, not two, but three of her sons. Three! Her fourth child — the tall one she called her “gentle giant” — was fatally wounded on Oct. 31 around 10 p.m. as he stepped outside of a Chinese takeout at Chew and Chelten Avenues in East Germantown, not far from where he grew up. Rohquan Gardner was just 18. (His last name is spelled differently because of a […]

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D.C. Kicks Off Summer Crime Initiative | The Washington Informer Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.

Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.

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